New video footage emerged of Barack Obama ranting about white people on a trip to his father’s homeland of Kenya in 1990.
He was recorded by his sister, and in the video he gave thoughts on the status of whites and blacks in Kenya and how the government could address the issue.
And in it he expressed sorrow about the privilege whites still enjoyed.
The Daily Caller reports on Obama’s remarks:
Obama describes what he’d heard of his father, saying, “The story that was told when I was young was of the brilliant young African who had come to America to learn the white man’s magic and then bring it back to Kenya to develop the country.”
“You learn a lot about the beauty of black people just being around a lot of black people, that feeling as if they’re all around you. And that in some sense you belong,” Obama said. “Even though, ironically, a lot of Africans will look at black Americans and think they’re (inaudible), they’re white people…
…at one point, Obama laments the state of black people in Kenya. “It makes me frustrated to see the blacks in Kenya don’t have more confidence in the possibility of shaping their own fate and their own destiny.”
“I’m deeply saddened by a sense that whites are still superior in this country, in some sense,” Obama continued, “that if you sit at a restaurant, they’re served before a Kenyan is served. If you go through customs, a white person is going to have an easier time going through customs. I’ve experienced, probably, the Kenyan side of it because there’s been times when I went with Auma, my sister, who is obviously Kenyan, to a restaurant where we’d have problems getting served, or the waiters would be rude.”
Obama express concern for the future of Kenya, that the situation there could deteriorate if race and economic issues were not addressed by the government.
“If you look around at Kenya, and when I look around at Kenya,” Obama said, “you get a sense that although on the surface things are relatively tranquil, right beneath the surface things could explode at any point. Because you have all these young people, not just now coming from the countryside, but simply from population growth, who are going to school, who have high expectations, but the engine for growth that is going to be able to employ these young people may not be there. And that’s a dangerous situation, when you have rising expectations, and young bright people who are frustrated in their ambitions.”
“You see a lot of that taking place in Kenya and you would think that would be more of a source of concern for the government, that they might change policies as a consequence of that. But so far, that doesn’t seem to be taking place,” Obama concluded.
Obama began obsessing over white privilege years ago.
And this video foreshadows his thoughts on race that came to define his presidency.
The last few years of the Obama regime have been marked by increased racial tensions.
The rise of the violent Black Lives Matter movement and Obama’s embrace of the controversial group has only widened the racial gulf in America.
As violent protests erupted across America in response to police shootings of black men, critics have accused Obama of enabling the rioting.
The racial divide Obama has helped exacerbate shows up in polling data.
A 2016 Pew Survey found wide differences between blacks and whites on racial issues.
38% of whites believed our country had made the changes necessary to give blacks and whites equal rights, versus just 8% of black respondents.
The survey also showed a massive disparity between how blacks and whites viewed the treatment of blacks from institutions such as the police, the court system, mortgage lenders and employers.
When Obama was first elected, many believed America had moved to a post-racial political era.
Americans overwhelmingly electing our first black president was viewed by many as a tremendous sign of progress toward racial healing.
But instead of working to bring people together, Obama embraced a race-baiting strategy that polarized Americans and drove people even further apart.